Right after my Nancy Agram post went up somebody went on my blog to see if I have a selfie tag like did they actually think I was her?
Just an fyi if you sent me a message yesterday and I didn’t reply that means I didn’t get anything from you. I’m not a jerk promise!
While between 12 and 84 native women go missing or are murdered every year, Status of Women Canada—the government organization tasked with promoting “equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social, and democratic life of Canada”—spends its money elsewhere. In the last fiscal year, the department gave out 34 grants to programs targeting violence against women. Of those grants, two target violence against aboriginal women. Nine target “honour-based violence” or crimes committed due to “harmful cultural practices.” That means while $335,000 was spent on ending violence against aboriginal women, $1.7 million was spent on “honour crimes”—a problem that some experts say doesn’t exist at all.
"Honour killing" is the term given to crimes that occur to a person killed by a family member (or member of a similar social group), due to the belief that the victim brought dishonour or shame to their family through behaviours perceived to cross the family’s religious or cultural boundaries, like refusing an arranged marriage, being a victim of rape or sexual assault, having relationships outside of the religion or marriage, homosexuality, or dressing in "revealing" clothing. The cases have dramatically captured the attention of the Canadian public, through well-documented incidents in Kingston, Toronto, and British Columbia. But according to the Minister of Status of Women Kellie Leitch, honour crimes are “very infrequent in our country.” She said there have been 13 of these murders since 2004 and called them “heinous crimes” that “need to be stopped.”"
— from “Why does “Canada” care more about ‘honour killings’ than missing Aboriginal women?” (x)
— Old Arab parents proverb, used to mean “you didn’t do shit what the hell are you proud of” in reference to something you are proud of. (via levantineviper)
So I’ve been aggressively ignoring facebook my whole life and yesterday I decided try not doing that. I just added 5 more people from high school and I’m already regretting it so if any of y’all don’t mind me creeping on you and want to send me your urls so I have something to look at on that site other than “why isn’t it men’s daylol” type posts-that’d be great rly.